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Four Students to Represent Indonesia at the 12th Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative(PDF Type, 77 kByte)

March 21, 2013

Top Four Students Selected To Represent Indonesia at the 12th Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative (HYLI)

– Regional forum will be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 1-5 July 2013 –

Jakarta, Indonesia, 21 March 2013 – Hitachi Asia Ltd. today announced that four university students have been selected to represent Indonesia at the 12th Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative (HYLI) to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 1-5 July 2013. The four students selected to attend the program are: (Hanifah Ahmad, University of Indonesia), (Yosaka Eka Putranta, Bandung Institute of Technology), (Putranegara Riauwindu, Bandung Institute of Technology), and (Anbar Jayadi, University of Indonesia). The four students will join their counterparts from Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan at the regional forum, which features speakers from around the region.

At the Final Student Selection Interview on March 6 2013, ten finalists participated in face-to-face interviews with judges from various backgrounds, including Mr. Djoko Santoso, Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Budiarto Shambazy, a lecturer in social and political science department and a senior journalist from one of Indonesian daily newspaper, and Mr. Agung Wicaksono, Assistant to Head of President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP4) who is also a HYLI alumni and a communications Expert.

Established by Hitachi, Ltd. in 1996, HYLI is a regional thought-leadership and corporate social responsibility programme that aims to identify Asia’s future leaders. The initiative offers an opportunity for top students, not just academically, but also active social contributors, in Asia to discuss regional economic and social infrastructure issues with prominent regional opinion leaders from the private, public and academic sectors.

“During the interview, we came across many Indonesian students who endeavor to become agents of change. They possess a broad spectrum of knowledge to create a better future, both in their home country and also the world. We are proud that HYLI will be able to provide them with a platform to utilise their talent and fulfill their dreams,” said Mr. Hiroyuki Yagi, Chief Representative of Hitachi Asia Ltd. Jakarta Branch.

About Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative (HYLI)

The “Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative” (HYLI) is a community relations programme that aims to identify and nurture potential Asian leaders by bringing them together to discuss regional issues with influential government officials, prominent business leaders, academics and NGO representatives. Since its inauguration in Singapore in 1996, the HYLI has been successful in bringing the best and brightest students in Asia together. Currently, the seven HYLI participating countries are Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. The initiative offers student participants a unique platform to broaden their outlook on regional and global issues while promoting Asian values and cross-cultural understanding. For more information, please visit

About Hitachi Asia Ltd.

Hitachi Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., established in Singapore in 1989, operates across seven Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar). Business includes information systems, power and industrial systems, digital media systems, and international procurement. For more information about Hitachi Asia, please visit the website at

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totalled 9,665 billion yen ($117.8 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation and urban development systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at


Corporate Communications Group, Hitachi Asia Ltd.